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Kentucky Couple Got Divorced in 1967, Are Now Engaged

Harold Holland and Lillian Barnes will wed on April 14
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 2, 2018 12:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – A half century after getting a divorce, a Kentucky couple plans to get married again. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 83-year-old Harold Holland and 78-year-old Lillian Barnes will exchange wedding vows on April 14 in Lexington. Their grandson will perform the ceremony at a local Baptist church. Holland and Barnes first were married on Christmas Eve in 1955, reports the AP.

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They had five children together before splitting up in 1967. Holland says his job kept him away from the family prior to the breakup. "It was 100% my fault," he says. Both remarried and their spouses died in 2015. After that, Holland and Barnes attended a family reunion, and by last December, they were talking marriage again. Holland says, "We decided we want to walk the last mile together."

(Read more divorce stories.)

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